U Little Beauty was a brand that was familiar to me. When I heard that the gang on the London Beauty Bloggers Meetup group were doing an event, run by the lovely Rebecca at Biteable Beauty, I knew that I wanted to attend. The setting was FlatPlanet, a lovely quaint pizza restaurant in the heart of Oxford Circus. It was a fabulous opportunity to meet new bloggers, have a little chin-wag and find out more about this all natural, Australian skincare range. Having personally bought ‘Squeaky Clean’ Foaming Cleanser (RRP £11.50) already, it was great to hear about the other products they had on offer. They were super sweet, even switching the cleanser in the goody bag for another product of my choice! I went with the ‘Dream Time’ Night Cream* (RRP £15.50). That was joined by the Luxurious Natural Self Tan* (RRP £13.50), which instantly sparked my curiosity.
I’m ridiculously careful with what I put on my body. I suffer from eczema, the thought of smothering my whole body with something new sends me into panic. However there is no such worry with this self tan. The DHA (the main ingredient in tanning products) is plant derived, naturally bringing out the melanin in the skin rather than damaging multiple layers. It also has a subtle hint of rose which is lovely. I patch tested this on my leg. It gave me a lovely, strong honey colour and didn’t react at all! I’m actually preferring this colour to the Green People Self Tan from a previous review.
The cleanser has been put to the test for the past two months. So far, so good! It has been gentle on my skin, leaving it feeling fresh rather then that tight feeling other cleansers often leave. It even took off my mascara with ease. The foam contains Witch Hazel, which is great for blemish control and calendula with it’s healing benefits. Super happy and will continue to use it till the pump runs dry.
The night cream smells lovely, with strong hits from the kakadu plum and lavender coming through. It contains chamomile extract and shea butter which are very soothing to the skin, along with jojoba oil (which I still can’t pronounce…) that has moisturising and healing properties. This would be great for acne sufferers as the texture is non greasy, yet thick and nourishing. The packaging is simple yet chic and would look great on a bedside table.
After the event some of the other bloggers and I ventured out into the crazy London streets. We had a little adventure, ending up firstly at a Gothic, underground bar with blaring heavy metal music. Not everyone’s cup of tea. Speaking of tea, we escaped and ended up at an adorable tea place in Soho called Maison Bertaux. We chatted about other blogs we loved, pet peeves and everyone was sharing little tips and tricks they’d picked up. Excuse my lack of photos, I was talking too much, you’ll have to use your imagination!
Some of the lovely bloggers I met that night. See their blogs for more pictures from the event:
Lucie @ Fat Beauty X
Samantha @ Mascara And Cakes
Nadja @ Throw Me Something Beautiful
Olivia @ Beauty From The Fjord
If you live in London, why not join us on Meetup? We’re not scary, promise!